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View Poll Results: Rate the climate
A 1 8.33%
B 2 16.67%
C 5 41.67%
D 2 16.67%
F 2 16.67%
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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Quito is the only city on earth that lies on the equator. Surprisingly, it is not hot and humid, but rather cold and wet year round like San Francisco.
Quito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Surprising? It's at 9000 feet elevation...C.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Formally NW Chicago burbs, now Denver
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D....

There is no variation in the weather. The thing that keeps it from an F is the cool year round temperatures.
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Quito is the only city on earth that lies on the equator. Surprisingly, it is not hot and humid, but rather cold and wet year round like San Francisco.
Quito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Wet all year round in San Francisco"? - nonsense. Less than 600mm of precipitation, and virtually none in July!
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Sunshine not flash, but moderate temperatures not entirely unappealing. Need less rainfall though. C-.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Cloudchurch, Subantarctica
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Sunshine hours are only around 1800. The temps are quite cool year-round considering the rain and low sunshine.

With 3000+ hrs of sunshine and much less rain it would be an A-, but as it stands I have to give it a C+.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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The last time I visited Quito was about 40 years ago. Some things have changed there since then, but not the climate. Actually there is a lot of temperature variation in Quito. I remember the saying that it could be winter at sunrise, spring at mid day and autumn in the afternoon. I never recall it feeling hot, because temps seldom exceed 25C/78F. Because of the high altitude and relatively low humidity, temps would plummet after sunset. Most homes did not have a heating system, so several layers of alpaca wool blankets were needed at night.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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B- perpetually cool year round.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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C-, perpetual cool-mild days, equivalent to May-June weather year round here.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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B-. Very comfortable climate, and it would be an A/A+ if I wasn't a fan of snow.
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